10 FTP SFTP Clients and Alternatives

  1. FileZilla: The free FTP Solution
  2. Works with Windows, Linux, BSD, Mac OS X.
    Supports: FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
    IPv6 Support.
    Language support.
    Resume and transfer of large files > 4GB
    Drag & drop support
    HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support
    Remote file editing and search
    Remote file search
  3. WinSCP: Free SFTP, SCP, and FTP client: Supports only Windows.
  4. FireFTP: Free, open-source, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox in the form of an add-on. It supports FTP, FTPS, and SFTP.
  5. Transmit: Works only on Mac OS X, developed by Panic. Note: You need to buy the product, 7-day trial
  6. period.
  7. ProFTPD: Console based open-source, compatible with Unix and Windows (via Cygwin)
  8. CrushFTP: Its a shareware, works with Mac OS X, Linux, Unix and Windows OS.
  9. Cyberduck: Free, Open-source, works with Mac OS X only.
  10. BitKinex: Free FTP client for Windows OS.
  11. MicroFTP: A free, small FTP Client.
  12. FTP!: FTP client for Windows. Supports FTP, FTPS, and SFTP protocols.
  13. Download and upload multiple files simultaneously
    Wildcards in file transfer
    Multi-tab interface
    Supports large files (2GB plus) for file transfer
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